Theology - the field of study and analysis that treats of god and of God's attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.
The study of theology and its mother philosophy involves a search into a variety of subjects and concepts. I'm bringing together a collection of articles and writings in the following catagories that explore these subjects and concepts as they relate to each other. Anyone who sets out to learn what knowledge the theologians, philosophers and the writings hold quickly finds history, religion, archaeology, myth, the cosmos and ever present theory as their companions. Knowing something of our companions helps us develope an informed philisophical, theological and spirutual concept of Man's search for God and God's search for Man.
Religion - man's belief systems and relationship with a higher power. as relevant to Christianity, Judaism, and Gnosticism.
Archaeology - digging up lost civilizations and supporting evidence of ancient knowledge and human developement.
Cosmos - exploring the universe and discovering the expanse of creation.
History - studying the past to gather knowledge for the future.
Myth - ancient legendary stories of heros and gods usually providing a moral antidote.
Theory - searching out the state of our world based on preconceived notions and ideologies.
Book List - Visit the Book List for a catalog of reference works designed to further our research and broaden our philosophical, theological and spiritual concepts.
Resources - Research tools and links.
Review: "J," "P," "E," and "D" are the names scholars have given to some authors of the Bible, and, as such, they are very important letters to a lot of people. Churches have died and been born, and millions of people have lost faith or found it, because of the last two centuries of debate about who, exactly, wrote the canonical texts of Christianity and Judaism. Richard Elliott Friedman's survey of this debate, in Who Wrote the Bible?, may be the best written popular book about this question. Without condescension or high-flown academic language, Friedman carefully describes the history of textual criticism of the Bible--a subject on which his authority is unparalleled (Friedman has contributed voluminously to the authoritative Anchor Bible Dictionary). But this book is not just smart. Perhaps even more impressive than Friedman's erudition is his sensitivity to the power of textual criticism to influence faith. --Michael Joseph Gross Paperback: 304 pages
Review: Dr. Robert Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, has written frequently on theology and ministry in various noted journals.
ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as scriptures from more recent religious movements. The text presents scripture readings in context, giving you a framework that shows how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as its history, teachings, organization, ethics and rituals. The readings are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, and suggestions for further reading, providing additional tools for review. Paperback: 400 pages
Visit the Book List for a catalog of reference works designed to further our research and broaden our philosophical, theological and spiritual concepts.